Pacific Symphony offers glimpse of 2018-19 season

Four decades in, Pacific Symphony is going strong and gearing up for another season, and their next lineup was announced on their blog earlier this week.  Their programming is, as iron-tongued Lisa Hirsch pointed out in the comments, decidedly male-leaning, with not a female composer in sight.  Considering the current gender-focused climate nationwide and big … Read more

We need a little opera

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Life should be lived with grand passion, even if it’s performed on a small stage. And to further that goal, this is a prime week for bringing more opera into your life! Whether you’re most intrigued by sneak peeks, premieres, revivals or … Read more

Summer rhapsody

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Please forgive while I wax rhapsodic for a moment: What is it about Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana that makes it so effective this time of year? The tumult of spring is giving way to the heat of summer, and perhaps that’s just … Read more

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